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Guests will enjoy a portion of The Zoo in Forest Park lit up with Christmas lights and decorations, and they are invited to the barn for a complimentary beverage with some special friends. Guests can experience keeper talks, free hot cider and a chance to take a photo with Santa. Admission sold at The Zoo gate. Grain cones to feed the hoofstock will also be available for purchase in the ticket booth.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Ticket sales close at 7:30pm
Adult Zoo in Forest Park members: $4
Adult non-members: $6
Children under 1: Free
Military families: FREE with active ID
Paid admission to Bright Nights at Forest Park required.
The Zoo is not affiliated with the Spirit of Springfield or Bright Nights. Zoo Night at Bright Nights is an add-on experience for those attending Bright Nights on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, and the cost of admission is in addition to the cost, per vehicle, to enter Bright Nights. Tickets to Bright Nights must be purchased in advance at www.brightnights.org. Once inside Bright Nights, those who want to spend some time visiting the animals will pay the price above at the front gate of The Zoo.